15 Burst results for "Patrick Lefevere"

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

07:28 min | 11 months ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Also the i think the pictures offset hill cemetery business. Pay of your your name on a on a cross in a cemetery before your time but em call. Yeah this is a pilgrimage. You obviously a few other people arriving than if they've come up from the star of the stage as well and it was our colleague p cousins who alerted us to the fact that today stay started very close to the site and Well we were watching clips from the film that the the film is amazing to watch. It's fifty over fifty years old now and but it was shot in very high. Quality films is in beautiful technicolor and these scenes here at the end of the film. Show right in this very spot. Hearts bleed isn't it. It's kinda hard to get your head around the but they you know so recognizable these hills with the and the the trees can sparsely positions on the hills around here and we'll split like the wild west isn't it america and rich. We will be visiting the or. I will the another location of the of the film. I think more of the film was That was recorded down near alameda. Visit to the tobacconist the desert tabernacle and that was where a lot of not just the good and the bad and the ugly but a lot of spaghetti westerns. The good the bob mueller ugly being the definitive spaghetti western directed by sergio. Leone talion semi. Shall we go in Continue our pilgrimage. Donyell with this trump which. I don't feel remotely embarrassed by because people run playing this music on their phones. Well daniel matt little detour to hill. Cemetry am i. It was quite a bit further than we had anticipated. Because it looked very close to the star today stage but it was on a dusty gravelly am ruled which made it quite a long journey and it caused us to be quickly finished. But i don't think we regretted do we we we over trip son. He not reach him. We said south that we really ought to. We have screening. Shouldn't we at some point before you leave your leaving tomorrow want you. I'm so some point in the next two hours. We're gonna have to sit down with a big bucket. Popcorn together should be extremely awkward down by the glue scrambling for cycling linksun. Cycling analogies went way. Yeah but you were imagining which cycling characters might have been there. It playing the reverend parts. You mentioned alexander. Vinokourov the new carafe patrick lefevere and and they another In the in the various roles. I know with the little cigar hand. It was my. I think that's inspires the good about nearly would be At at ueno el malo l. Fail strangely enough. The ugly in the bat of switch switch places in spanish title. So it's the good the ugly in the bod. Yeah well it was. It was a very interesting little visit and quite quiet. Having watched the the scene on our way up there is is so is it. Just obviously exactly the same to magin those those those people there and all those years ago was quite quite amazing experience. Really i recommend visit if you can get there. It's not really on the on the no and but but it was enjoyable. And this this morning rich in santo domingo the loss we was still while dissecting what happened yesterday. There was a lot of talk yesterday evening including on our podcast about positioning We had another look. Cut the crash footage from yesterday of course. Dc right has lost time yesterday. And we mentioned that premiums Been pretty lucky and we were of wondering about that. When we particularly in relation to what happened at the tour de france when his whole team ready came a cropper in the first week. And then we're also thinking a bit about hugh coffee when we who had lost time yesterday he will. We'd sort of. We pointed out the fact that his team was an ideal place yesterday. All the so. I thought follow up by those two things. Your business positioning yesterday and also coffees with f. education. I i you know yesterday. How do you feel about that an with or you pay strategy with the positioning Australian one of those things Gonna crash back in. There was little bit beyond one of those thanks to price. Nice nate were guys. He's desperate lost three dollars. Hard work on the small nick. Rush the runoff. Four so to be honest faceoff and just intel you condition you for you. Pretty happy with how it's gone and how you come into this rice to last week. Pretty hockey full formula pretty close days for this week I can conditions around the rice. Rubber yesterday was pointed out. The primoz narrowly missed the crash I was just wondering after the first few days. You had an a tool whether it's different in the way you guys are trying to approach positioning on stage. Just like yesterday. Well yeah not really. Maybe he should have been a bit more different at that moment. but yeah. I think you're always hundred percent in control which shows again like Like yesterday so i just always a bit of a Luck factor in entitling. We not two desperate to be right in the front. Somebody don't really care about being near the back. Wettest full generally on that spectrum. Each quadri lax. I guess is relaxed team and every now and then We might also have to push him a bit more but in the being relaxes a one of his biggest to keep it Altogether i guess throughout three weeks and to stay focused interrupt way and not overdo it But yeah it's true Deflate stages tactical finals That's where we we have to support him. What do you think of that equation. Yourself of being stressed being in front versus the stress may be losing time if it was up to you. How would you approach it. While with the with the winner of the last two editions and demanding in red. You cannot take any chances and you just have to be in front today confident. I think Both step and pretty much have shown the deck white strong so we.

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:05 min | 11 months ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Well daniel matt little detour to sandhill. Cemetry am i. It was quite a bit further than we had anticipated. Because it looked very close to the star today stage but it was on a dusty gravelly am ruled which made it quite a long journey and it caused us to be quickly finished. But i don't think we regretted do we we we over trip son. He not reach him. We said south that we really ought to. We have screening. Shouldn't we at some point before you leave your leaving tomorrow you. I'm so some point in the next two hours. We're gonna have to sit down with a big bucket. Popcorn together should be extremely awkward down by the glue scrambling for cycling linksun. Cycling analogies went way. Yeah but you were imagining which cycling characters might have been there. It playing the reverend parts. You mentioned alexander. Vinokourov the new carafe patrick lefevere and and they another In the in the various roles. I know with the little cigar hand. It was my. I think that's inspires the good about nearly would be At at ueno el malo at fail. Strangely enough. the ugly in the bond of switch switch places in spanish title. So it's the good the ugly in the bod. Yeah well it was. It was a very interesting little visit and quite quiet. Having watched the the scene on our way up there is is so is it. Just obviously exactly the same to magin those those those people there and all those years ago was quite quite amazing experience. Really i recommend visit if you can get there. It's not really on the on the no and but but it was enjoyable. And this this morning rich in santo domingo the loss we was still while dissecting what happened yesterday. There was a lot of talk yesterday evening including on our podcast about positioning We had another look. Cut the crash footage from yesterday. Of course lower juicy right has lost time yesterday. And we mentioned that premiums Been pretty lucky and we were of wondering about that. When we particularly in relation to what happened at the tour de france when his whole team ready came a cropper in the first week. And then we're also thinking a bit about hugh coffee when we who had lost time yesterday he will. We'd sort of. We pointed out the fact that his team was an ideal place yesterday. All the so. I thought follow up by those two things. Your business positioning yesterday and also coffees with f. education. I i mean. I you know yesterday. How do you feel about that an with or you paper strategy with the positioning Australian one of those things Gonna crash backing. They wish little bit beyond.

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

07:45 min | 11 months ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Nine hundred nine. We need neither in professional cycling. And thus for you have to say that you have been handsomely rewarded. They took on matching fernandez from. He spent a couple of years. At current. quickstep is a sort of talent. Scout made struck up relationships with a lot of parents of promising young riders. One being pachon and he was the reason really that when he moved to you as dr spotty that got your moved with him. We'll turn probably with that team. And they've taken gambles on a few guys. They took a gamble on not they took a gamble on. You saw sunday this massive contract. Which is it goes to the end of twenty twenty-five but just a very small example of when it doesn't work they've got colombian camilo ardila. He was one of these. Three young colombians dominated the baby. Jiro a couple of years ago and they gave him a very long term contracts as well up until the end of twenty twenty three but he is not really any tree so far i think he's second year as a pro so it will work in some cases and not in others shed at the start. The pizzas again is leaving hundred zero. After five years he announced on social media the rumors. He's going to total energies which is I'm no quite a surprising move. I would have thought that. Be some other titles for him about paps there will be but we. We should see where he ends up. But that does. Raise the possibility of sam bennett. Going back to bora hands grow up from the current quick step in the story over the weekend are particularly savory. One and one has created a lot reaction particularly on social media. Patrick lefavor comments in his column in news by regular call. I believe it weekly ghost written by journalists by stone the conversations they have the favor It puts his name to the column that his words and really inappropriate analogy might Talking about the possibility of bennett. Going back to one hundred zero and comparing it to the victim of domestic abuse returning to their abuser. I mean not an analogy. That really has any place in sporting conversation or really any conversation We can be unequivocal about that. But as far as i can tell you know rule has been broken. uci doesn't really have. I i should bringing the sport into disrepute rule that the could fall back on. I think the comments about bennett himself. Probably more troubling because in the uci's regulations adopted by the management committee in june. This year there are all sorts of rules of conduct relating to psychological abuse physical abuse sexual harassment and sexual abuse And it may well be that some of these rules that need to be looked at whether they can be Enforced based on Words in a newspaper column. I'm not sure if You know it would. It would require some bennett to make a formal complaint. I guess if he felt that He was being confined related. Subjected to humiliation intimidation infantilized any other treatment. Which has the effect of diminishing the sense of identity dignity and self-worth But signed bennett has kept very quiet. I think that's to his credit. He hasn't been drawn into a public saga with his boss employee. Patrick lefevere online robin not talk too much about particular forever. Talk more about it. But i would say the lefevere easing authority on managing a prolific bike team and cycling team. No certainly not on domestic violence and why women who returned to an abusive partner and another thing. I think perhaps people have overlooked is in this very cross clumsy completely inappropriate. -nology us. Well i think. I think it's more about ralph. Thank than is about some bennett. A project with harry's is effectively comparing the boron grow a team boss to an abusive partner. And i think he's been. Lafayette has been boston today. This for a few months because we talked about at the time. Dank made this approach to ram covina poland joel mater and a couple of the other current quickstep. Brian is when it looked as though it was gonna be struggling for a sponsor. And i believe where we said at the time. They did not go down. Well we'll affair so he's trying to set a school with bank as well but on bennett are just really. He looked to be loaded for pitch. Amazing i mean it's a famous famous catchphrase from michelle obama. I think something. she said. Two daughters about how to respond to racism. They go low we go. Hi i think ben. It's done that by staying quiet quiet. Which personally particular refreshing noble against the backdrop of this all. I for an eye instincts that we increasingly see on social media. He certainly would have found receptive sympathetic audience how to hit back but decided not to buy. We stayed true to what seemed to be his values. Finally i would say just on mental health and ben. It's a good example. I think of how a reckoning about this subject which we're all talking about right rightfully so more and more but in elite sport it doesn't necessarily have to take the form of a sports star like no man soccer ben stokes over the weekend simone biles stepping out the arena in the name of self cami. And that's that's to be applauded but it can also just mean long-term hummed wrong private struggle with a particular challenge which embeds case always seems to been. His ability exceeded his confidence. I think earlier earlier. She told me about siamese contract with quickstep last year and he walked into a room mate with decked-out with trophies and paraphernalia from other great sprinters that written for the team and felt that it was impossible to live up to that and when he won the green jersey last year it was something he was seeking sweet and praiseworthy because it showed he had been more than quarter all of that heritage but it didn't necessarily mean his issues with self confidence where over And in fact. I think we've we have maybe seen them flick or a little bit this year. Not help by l'affaire. From what i said but i think if you have you can you can say you can qualify as mental weakness if you like your to to my way of thinking what. Some benny shows is the so dignified. Quiet quiet resolve of someone. He wasn't born with the silver spoon of enormous self-confidence which is one of the biggest handicap. She can have been sport but he still managed to scrap and persevere and he's achieve great things and we wanna talk about mental health. And i think some ben is already a winner. I think i'm conflicted here. With with the favor you know lots of people quite rightly and with justification was say. His views have absolutely no place in the public domain. Really if that's what you think send really should keep it to himself You know it's not appropriate and that we'll sigh as you said he's put together a successful team with lots of different personnel over the years and he certainly. You mentioned the word. Churn you know he he..

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

02:50 min | 11 months ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"But that does. Raise the possibility of sam bennett. Going back to bora hands grow up from the current quick step in the story over the weekend are particularly savory one and one has created a lot reaction particularly on social media. Patrick lefavor comments in his column in news by regular call him. I believe it weekly ghost written by journalists by stone the conversations they have the favor It puts his name to the column that his words and really inappropriate analogy might Talking about the possibility of bennett. Going back to one hundred zero and comparing it to the victim of domestic abuse returning to their abuser. I mean not an analogy. That really has any place in sporting conversation or really any conversation We can be unequivocal about that. But as far as i can tell you know rule has been broken. uci doesn't really have. I i should bringing the sport into disrepute rule that the could fall back on. I think the comments about bennett himself. Probably more troubling because in the uci's regulations adopted by the management committee in june. This year there are all sorts of rules of conduct relating to psychological abuse physical abuse sexual harassment and sexual abuse And it may well be that some of these rules that need to be looked at whether they can be Enforced based on Words in a newspaper column. I'm not sure if You know it would. It would require some bennett to make a formal complaint. I guess if he felt that He was being confined isolated. Subjected to humiliation intimidation infantilized any other treatment. Which has the effect of diminishing the sense of identity dignity and self-worth But signed bennett has kept very quiet. And i think that's to his credit. He hasn't been drawn into a public saga with his boss employee. Patrick lefevere online robin not talk too much about particular forever. Talk more about it. But i would say the lefevere easing authority on managing a prolific bike team and cycling team. No certainly not on domestic violence and why women who returned to an abusive partner and another thing. I think perhaps people have overlooked is in this very cross clumsy completely inappropriate. -nology us. Well i think. I think it's more about ralph. Thank than is about some a project with harry's is effectively comparing the bronze grow a team boss to an abusive partner..

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

07:46 min | 11 months ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Hello my name's laura bernie and it's a belated happy birthday to daniel free. Thank you moving swiftly on whereas the buffalo while the buffalo is still on holiday rich more taking a break. After completing the jiro and the tour here we back in time for the well to spiny which starts well next saturday. A week cycle thing. People think we've had no mighty falling out. I think it's shades of atomic kitten. You can harry ketones defection goodness now we. We've fallen out with the buffalo stampede. It off on holidays. And as i say well holidays just running back to your birthday daniela. You still eligible for the young podcast category. I don't know i don't think you are. are you not sure. I'm not sure probably probably still very much under the median age of office. Certainly the baby of the cycling podcast. Did you get any cycling related gifts for your birthday. And if not have you ever had any cycling related gifts on sure have had sucking related gifts in the pass and mainly running related gifts in the last few years but no it didn't really didn't really getting gifts him behind his paw. From case wine from my parents they sent me to but in truth. Toasty toasty birthday. Cycling related gifts. I was thinking about you yesterday. Didn't send you a message. Unfortunately because it's sort of a mind to actually act upon thinking always daniel's birthday today but it did make me think back to my my favorite cycling related birthday gift which was set of the oakley mumbo glasses remember those the frame glossies at greg lemond pioneer too. Late eight hundred. I think given my time. I think you know i know. Yet retail desperate for a pair of briscoe stingers as by mariachi. Pollini was never able to get my hands on a path. Probably find them on ebay. Now i guess indeed well shall we crack on with this week's episode of the second. Podcast what are we going to be discussing. We'll talk about the recent racing. The temendous time-trial at the olympic games and the sense of asking classic. I'm so cover some of the transfer news. We're expecting a bit more transfer news to break over the weekend sunny the august the first deadline has been reached the point which teams and riders are allowed to Break cover announced plans for the following season allowed officially do sipe for august the first but it was reasonably quiet weekend While the big story. I suppose was patrick. Lefevere is comments in his newspaper column in news black the belgian newspaper. And i'm sure we will cover that a little bit in that final part about trump says but before all that will just recap some of the news as i say the olympic games. Men's time trial with one by slovenia's premiums rogue lich berry convincingly a minute one second ahead of tom moulin. Who of course is humid with teammate. And the bronze-medallist was assumed to be nba teammate. Of the of them broken. Dennis of australia He edged out steffen. Kuehn of switzerland for the bronze-medal budgets point four of a second filippo ghana was the fastest out of the blocks and at the first time check but he faded and finished fifth while not with would talk about the time-trial and a gold medal. For premiums rogue glitch. No in ski jumping at the winter olympics in time at the summer games the sense of asking classic as wotour racing resumed with one by nielsen polish. The american rider with f. education nippo who really played a blind in the final a third of the race. They got both polish and simon car into the final five-man break Call was dropped and then that was quite dramatic running which will discuss but newsome powerless a big win for not your him but for the team af education depot. The women's race held earlier on saturday. One by enemy luton who bounced back from the relative disappointment of a silver medal in the olympic road race to win the women's tom trawling commanding style and then fly back to europe and take the sense of classic turning the final nine kilometers also into another individual time. Trials are quite an bent for week for amber luton also bowl accounts but of a tactical masterclass by mavi style. Which is something that you didn't necessarily hear often. It was wasn't it yeah they. They didn't awful of work and von gluten attacked with nine kilometers. Go and she caught and passed old record on rego trek siegfried. Another impressive win by van. Gluten some racing below world tour level. Something that caught my eye wash australia's michael store. Winning the tour de land in france store won the final stage of the three day race which gave him the overall and that much to my surprise. I know they've not been having a great season team. Dsm but that was just a second and third race. Victories of the twenty twenty one season a real contrast last year they well we will saying they punch so far above their weight but this year has not been a good season for them at all but just a little glimmer of something from store online. Yeah that's been coming from michael store for a few years. He's going to turn pro very young. Remember three or four years ago. Talk to your chair. I'm finishing second stage behind magnus court and nielsen a an uphill finish and very talented. Big engine was really good last year at the world. Ice ham has tended to get these opportunities in the world rather than i think. He's only ridden grandpa's of consent so far but he's a massive engine on no probably more from him because although he's being a pro. I think this is fourth year. Still only twenty four another one day rations spain. The circuito de get show with one by the european. Champion giacomo niche solo. He won the classic idea malaria at the start. The season didn't he suits of racking up one day. Spanish winds for quebecer next hash and back to the olympic games because the track is now underway on. Dinu probably got up early to watch the track cycling from japan. Not no i did. I catch a few minutes of it anyway. We didn't talk about my ambivalence to track cycling. Well the first medal. The first gold medal on the track has gone to china in the women's team. Sprint very narrowly beating germany. the men's team pursuit qualifying with pretty traumatic. The italians was philip. Agana in the lineup broke the olympic record in that qualifying round only for the dying to then beat it. The real drama was the australian run though. Alex poor handlebars snapped from under him. The stem snapped in the handlebars Collapsed and he went down landed on his face. Some nasty looking track rash. I guess you could take the skin off his nose and he'd arms and nays. The australian were allowed to rerun but could finish only fifth. They'll still have a shot at the bronze-medal because of how the team goes but they couldn't nudge great britain out of fourth place in qualifying. The women the great britain women qualified second behind a very impressive german outfit. Who broke the world record. So those finals will play out whether some next rounds and then the finals over the next couple of days but the track is underway. Go to mention as well daniel skeptical. No i was just going to add just before we get onto the bmx rally burners. And what did you have any way. Just on the track you mentioned battalions going. Well team pursuit..

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:34 min | 11 months ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Hello my name's laura bernie and it's a belated happy birthday to daniel free. Thank you moving swiftly on whereas the buffalo while the buffalo is still on holiday. Rich more taking a well-earned break after completing the jiro and the tour. Here we back in time for the well to spiny which starts well next saturday. A week cycle thing. People think we've had no mighty falling out. I think it's shades of atomic kitten. You can harry ketones defection goodness now we. We've fallen out with the buffalo stampede. It off on holidays. And as i say well holidays just running back to your birthday. Daniela eligible for the young podcast category. I don't know i don't think you are. are you not sure. I'm not sure probably probably still very much under the median age of office. Certainly the baby of the cycling podcast. Did you get any cycling related gifts for your birthday and if not have you ever had any cycling related gifts on sure have had sex related gifts in the pass mainly running related gifts in the last few years but no. It didn't really didn't really getting gifts him behind his paw. From case wine from my parents they sent me to but in truth. Toasty toasty birthday. Cycling related gifts. I was thinking about you yesterday. Didn't send you a message. Unfortunately because it's sort of a mind to actually act upon thinking always daniel's birthday today but it did make me think back to my my favorite cycling related birthday gift which was set of the oakley mumbo glasses remember those the frame glossies at greg lemond pioneer too. Late eight hundred. I think given my time. I think you know i know. Yet retail desperate for a pair of briscoe stingers as by mariachi. Pollini was never able to get my hands on a path. Probably find them on ebay. Now i guess indeed well shall we crack on with this week's episode of the second. Podcast what are we going to be discussing. We'll talk about the recent racing. The temendous time-trial at the olympic games and the sense of asking classic. I'm also cover some of the transfer news. We're expecting a bit more transfer news to break over the weekend sunny the august the first deadline has been reached the point which teams and riders are allowed to Break cover announced plans for the following season allowed officially do sipe for august the first but it was reasonably quiet weekend While the big story. I suppose was patrick. Lefevere is comments in his newspaper column in news black the belgian newspaper. And i'm sure we will cover that a little bit in that final part about trump says but before all that will just recap some of the news as i say the olympic games. Men's time trial with one by slovenia's premiums rogue lich berry convincingly a minute one second ahead of tom moulin. Who of course is humid with teammate. And the bronze-medallist was assumed to be ombudsman teammate. Of the of them broken. Dennis of australia He edged out steffen. Kuehn of switzerland for the bronze-medal budgets point. Four of a second filippo ghana was the fastest out of the blocks and at the first time check but he faded and finished fifth. While i was sick would talk about the time-trial and a gold medal for premiums rogue glitch. No in ski jumping at the winter olympics in time at the summer.

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Kevin dish didn't want to stop but there was a distinct shortage of tigers. If ailing worth couldn't revive the glory years could anyone a move back to kernan quickstep where he spent three of his peak years looked a long shot if only because it was the sentimental auction. Patrick lefevere it doesn't do sentimental when asked he said my heart says yes my head says no and then in early december rich crackle with a new show because several of these things. We're gonna talk about in this episode. First of all mark calendar. She was turning to coney quickstep he wrote for them from two thousand thirteen to two thousand fifteen when they were amiga pharma quickstep and then ethics.

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"'em you know. They're having these rumors of by bennett combined to bore hands grow. There's a lot of bad blood between rav. Thank the the manager at boron grow. And patrick lefevere is at par products mission here. Is it just lefevere speaking minds. Is there a twinkling is is is sometimes. Just think so. Here's the thing with lefevere. Isn't it rich. And i never quite know whether it's intentional mischief-making i mean in this case. Pretty pretty unkind to somebody even slender. So i would say he's. He's suggesting the somebody might be lying or is it simply that particular favorite is one of those people who win speaking to journalists. Can't help but be honest and speak his mind and say exactly what he thinks. There's a there's another element to it. Which is the i think. And i'm not alone in this. I think you'd agree with me rich to patrick. Lefevere enjoy stirring the pot and he enjoys just sort of dropping dropping a grenade and running for cover and seeing what damage it does. I don't think he cares about the consequences of his remarks. You know he. The jiro he he came through. The few times didn't end. There was nothing all at contentious at the time but he he certainly quite enjoys seeing controversial things. There's no no question but but certainly these comments are reputation damaging aren't they they they they they certainly don't do some bennett. Any favors a toll to speak about that To speed like about one of your own writers who still under contract with team of course is pretty bad. It also doesn't i think. Do mark cavendish favors. The implication is that he's been selected m almost under duress or certainly as a second choice and that doesn't do him any favors. Although the the team made kwa of his selection m you know philippe heller star in the team. Of course Yes it's a his comments today probably do cross a line. They certainly do cross align and they've overshadowed the news of mark kaunda's return to the tour which on the other hand people are very excited by. I mean going by tour is a great story isn't it. I mean incredible story and it's a phenomenal turnaround from what a few months ago and even my couple of years funnily enough i remember one of his lowest moments when mark have english was still a dimension. Data was really in the doldrums and not being paid for racist. He was in york and he was training with none other than michael who was also there. And he was a quickstep rider at the time but Yeah and now of course. Molko the best general admission. The best lead outrider in the world will be leading to shower the tour de france and there are so many sort of symbolic. The french cook clan little winks. I'm tools combination his and his history and his heritage in. You know everything that. He's achieved in the tour de france for example the and the stage finishing fougere way one for quickstep few years ago. There's the stage shot to rule when he claimed that momentous first stage win in two thousand eight which as far as i'm concerned and a lot of other people sort of opened the more open the blazed the trail for all of the british right that came later and even bradley wiggins winning the tour. You know i think you kind of the the seed was planted there and your name as well. We're going to comedy. She's also one so as far as the poetry of the whole thing is concerned you. You couldn't really get a better script. Could you and. I know so phenomenal phenomenal achievement. By cavendish having been written off to the extent that he was but also i will just highlight the role of. I mean to be honest. The the role of favoring in in reviving resuscitating some of that lost fragile confidence and also is new. Coach vassilis anastassopulos the greek coach. We spoke to earlier in the year. Who it's a sort of well. He's overhaul finishes training's got him focusing again on what he does best. Which is sprinting foster. The end of races and not so much on trying to become a better around writer but Yeah what a what a a narrative story for the first week we didn't we lost week. Which about the fact. That one unfortunate thing. The one caveat to this is the he's going to have to wait quite a long time to get his first opportunity stage three and there. Aren't that many chances in the first week. I'm so it's going to be tough. But he showed the tour belgium that if he's not the fastest he's going to be in the mix thing particularly with that leader train with more co and also you guys like is green in there. He's gonna have a fantastic. He's gonna have a.

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

08:30 min | 1 year ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Yeah once once it gets going. We know it's great noth- francois ritchie and nervous. We before node. Not not nervous about the tour itself as i said it's is more kind of thinking or am i may not to hold for that or should i be better on the beach listening listening to the podcast latin. What number is this for you. Francois i think he's i think thirty two thing it. I was in the street yesterday. I was counting on my fingers fingers on toes. Well i mean francois you're not too old for the tour maybe to write it but certainly not to travel in our company and the share. Your thoughts on the podcast. You've been a member of our team for a few years now. Am i nervous. Daniel a little bit this year. We're still finalizing our own lineup. For the you know quite a few teams maybe fifty percent of the team's finalize their lineups for the tour as we speak on monday morning where we think for confirmation from others and we're the same cycle podcast team cycling podcast of the same. We're still in in talks and will finalized lineup and the week. It'll be certainly be me and francois once at francois was good road captain or something. So i'm going to try and do my best name that the new position excellent excellent. Well this week's episode we will be sharing some of our plans for the two including revealing our audio diaries. We've got four writers. Keeping all the diaries for us at the tour am another exciting for us as well on. I'll reveal that later on we will be talking about the national championships and they've been on this weekend. We'll be talking about some of the team lineup. Some surprises in the team lineups. And we'll be looking ahead to saturday's first stage because our first podcast from the tour will come saturday evening after stage one. And it's a. It's a very intriguing first stage with quite tough little finish. That could sue any number of writers on with the news. I mentioned t my knott's we've just heard team bike exchanges team for the tour and includes. Simon yates which you weren't sure but he of course finished third at the jiro and is doubling up writing the tour and at one point or perhaps still. The olympic games was his main focus for the year so slightly surprised at that and he has been named in the team as one of the teams leaders. So he will be going to the tour in the national championships. One of the headline performances at tom. D- moolah won the time trial just returned to racing of course out of switzerland. Boggles is out of the tour de france. He's had a very difficult season. Eighty-two are with health problems that forced him for some of his national championships and over the tour de france as we said. Last week chris from has been named in the israel startup nation. Team the tour as road captain. That team will be led by michael woods increasing rumors that ruin. Dennis is going to movies. Ma from team grenadiers. He has been left their team for the tour. And we'll talk a little bit about that later on confirmation from aso that the new france for women. The tour de france pham will be launched next year with swift as the major sponsor. Eight day stage race. Starting on the final day of the tour de france in paris with a first stage that will we understand the same as the more or less as the men's final stage with a finishing with a circuit race around the shows. Lizzie am on the national championships. Run through a few of results will not do them all of them but few the ones that grabbed my i am in italy. Sonic cobb rally by victorious. Won the men's title at least longo board. Dini of trek freida won the women's in the netherlands t mode rusen of you movies. Mark was the man's winner. Amy peters of st works the women's winner in belgium. While venar one pre exciting race. I mean always a stacked field for the belgian national road race while van our way with edward tons and even the poor thing turns actually bridged up to those two and are narrowly sprinted tunes for the title lot of capacity won the women's race again in spain. Omar friday of china just been named the status team for the third francis. This morning. they're going to try for stage. Wins and he may well be a a good for them they are. He won a very interesting spanish road. Race title We're astonished really had had the numbers and they wanted quite surprising. Win the andy leading the sprint. I got the gap and won the title. Matvey garcia won the women's title in france. Remmy cavanna took the win on a tough course. Undulating course am. We'll maybe talk about that one. Because i think we all watched a little that vita music won the women's title ahead of audrey. Cordani go the defending champion in denmark. Worst the title. For the man in slovenia mattie mortgage won the road race today puncture only fifth after finishing third time trial thirty four seconds on trump. Nick has any evidence. Video evidence actually surfaced of pogue not winning the slovenian national championships. Because until it does. I'm not sure. I believe this Entrusting aware of any daniel. Do you think what do you think it. Some kind of bluff ahead of the tour for a huge conspiracy on the paw the slovenian government. Possibly i mean probable in norway tobias fos won the tight the men's title in the. Us joy rosskopf won the men's title and in slovakia. The new national road race champion of slovakia is a saga on and it's not your eye or call pizzas again. I'm chas finally as we discussed last week to have not announce their team for twitter. Franchet fully. expect some bennett. Who's been struggling against with an injury to be named in that team rather than mark having dish well scrub Walmart having dish has been named in the decoding quickstep team. As the title bombshell. The italian site called shayna very surprising. Turn of events that well yeah. It's literally just landed as we're recording. This news we were led to believe benefits. Injury was pretty minor an indeed it a apparently it is minor sound. Ben is released a statement saying as much prevent being in top shape for the of the kind of shape that needs to be the finish green jersey. But patrick lefevere. I mean there are two elements to this story. This kevin dish himself and has returned to the tour and his return is a huge story but for the moment. The big story is patrick. Lefebvre's comments about some bennett suggesting that his his weakness is not in his body and his mind that he scared. We read a couple of them. Shouldn't we reach the translations of them am. I can't prove he doesn't have knee pain. But i'm starting to think more and more it's more performance anxiety than just pain than another one three days before the tour belgium. He bumped his knee against his handlebars. He didn't tell us about it when he arrived. We sent him home again. Then it was a yes no game to train or not train and then finally yesterday he was supposed to come to belgium then the problems with his plane again. Then you start to think strange things. He will have to come anyway. I'm not going to let this. Paul spy You have to come up presume to belgium. I presume he's been summoned. So what's this is a typical kind of patrick. Lefevere broadsided em against a writer with whom he you know clearly full and lost. Trust in 'em you know. They're having these rumors of by bennett combined to bore hands grow. There's a lot of bad blood between rav. Thank the the manager at boron grow..

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

05:21 min | 3 years ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Road last year and their reputations are sort of shredded by not just the incident itself but the reaction to the incident no one who stood up and said look yeah we are taking responsibility this really was wrong we'll take the take me huntsman on the chin what you think but you know this is no i i might have some sympathy or some understanding for every is a man of 'em how old is he's any sixties and someone who might find the current landscape of what he might feel is a kind of social media dominated politically correct politically political correctness dominated landscape afraid difficult to negotiate but this isn't even this isn't even a difficult issue that is not a difficult cool or difficult to see this is completely inappropriate ilya cosseted in in any era by any parameter and asked to the the organizer excluding case it's also impossible to look the their race lot of what i wanna set up to encourage tourism in that particular part of argentina and unto celebrate tourism unto to to invite foreign visitors to that particular place and what they don't want obviously people coming to behaving the way the case has behave the one bit of credit i would give the case is he didn't try to pretend which i feed that he might it wasn't a gesture with sexual connotations at least apologize but i really think that this point paci ferron particular needs to put down his shovel and stop digging indeed i mean just case is very experienced he's not a young young guys thirty six years old he's a family manage kids and he's also a team with a young writer you haven't mentioned yet remco evan evan pull who is nineteen years old just turned pro and has been thrown into this nation as well it's just the whole thing makes you cringe horribly and the time to draw a line under it was with cases apology and you know the team should have the team should have withdrawn from the race not left the organizers who think that the right thing in the right message it's pretty shameful around i think daniel generational things and people failing to that if you wanna put it that way you know the favorites komen so don't just st- stray further from that that the suggestion the woman complained because she was motivated by money is just so far from anybody should be thinking or saying about this cone invention and she was absolutely within her rights to make a complaint about that and to then have it reduce down to euros in spy lefavor i thought was well not that that's that that's as bad as the incident itself i think but anyway a poorly handled situation by the team really and like like i say winning crossing line i may well be the the the thing that motivates the team most but there is more to generating a fan base and winning people over and projecting llano these here in just the right to say it's the about success and crossing the line i pops embolden the team and imboden patrick lefevere to an unhealthy extent and his words in the last twenty four hours to suggested someone who thinks he can he can do likes and say way likes and he's giving a platform he's always given a platform by the belgian media in particular and he very much relishes that as well -absolutely well just to wrap up the news from the week the germans sprint drake roy his first win for the french archaic sick team at the lateral electrical bongo which stage racing gabon the racing continues in australia and education i won the opening two stages of the jayco herald sun tool with mike woods following up britain's dan mclay victory the women's which done toys already over there were stage wins f- chloe hosking and lucy kennedy who will say one the overall and some very definitely outdoor cycling a very muddy final round of the cyclocross world cup in hookah haida in the netherlands in the men's race matthew under pol one ahead of two nats won't find out taking his season's tally to six rounds more than anyone else but because he missed three races he was in contention for the overall title which went to tune ups by just two points van art blimey trust thing that tongue-twister worse than read lotto yellow lotto the women's race with one by loosened the brand of the netherlands and that means knowing of the ten rounds were won by duct women the.

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

04:46 min | 3 years ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"The avatars of behind yeah virtual reality but it's based on reality isn't it more so than say of noticed some of the cable channels are now showing people playing computer games you know where they're just controlling the plans with our hands over they don't actually playing football virtually yeah yeah i mean completely different thing i mean i do expect to there's know there is an athletic performance behind what was going on i just left me cold kind of a sort of to mention version of cycling really from an i'm not sure whether i share your vision if you had to mulan fruman doing it in sight two separate venues with i don't know whether i'd sit to watch that certain i would sit and watch a race on t._v. and actual race outdoors on t._v. echoes of my feelings about in those cycling tracks i mean it's about you know the vary variables will being controlled the the being a very small number of variables compared to very talking yeah i mean all the things great about road cycling all that there are all very but we don't that positioning bike handling cornering you know just reading the situation on the road it's not a pure athletic tests so it's it's always not simply and solely athletic test test of many different things it's not gonna replace it let's be saying no i'm not knowing i'm not denying has a right to exist to just you know just not sure whether i could could add sitting to watch that on screen to all the other cycling i'm watching i guess i don't know but we should say anyway that's that's for the that's the future i guess the world will decide whether it has a future spectator sport won't it won't be down to me so much fun the news roundup then there was some great outdoor racing the cadel evans great ocean road race finish with sprint as everyone would have expected elliott tony to kuni quickstep beat caleb you and and the tour down under win it down impe that the vuelta asanga underway in argentina fernando gaviria has got his first two wins in u._a._e. team emerets colors as we speak he won the first and fourth stages so far and stages two and three with one by julian alpha leap of current quickstep stage three was time trial so that's put into the overall lead still a couple of stages to go before the race is over but the whole thing really is being overshadowed by the behavior of one of two curling quickstep spell john riders e ho and particularly patrick favors reaction to it basically what happened was the current quickstep riders went for training right before the race they stopped for coffee as they often do and a waitress asked if she could have a photo with the writers and well there's no delicate way to put this basically kayce who was standing behind the women made a sexual gesture an inappropriate gesture and though he's denied touching the woman when the woman saw the photograph she was very upset and reported it to the police now being fined reportedly three thousand pesos which about sixty pounds by local court and the race organizers decided to expel from the race for bringing the event into disrepute concert apologized and said it was a mistake and an ill-judged joke but then the team bought patrick lefevere really made matters worse if that's possible by during the old thing of suggesting the reason the women complained was because she was motivated by money lefevere also suggested that the team might pull out of the race in protest and then lost night as we speak to curling's riders including the race leader alpha lead boycotted the podium presentations the team said and i can't give this claim a great deal of credibility i'm afraid they said that the decision not to go to the podium with a protest but the writers were tired and want to get on with the important business of resting for the next stage so the they've been fine now the riders and sports directors for not going to the podium so it's being pretty unsatisfactory incident around really the response from the favor has not left a lot to be desired and all the on the hard work of winning the races to make the team the most successful on the.

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:27 min | 3 years ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Your loan Scottish historical figures again, and he's making his debut for two curling quickstep the welter dissent one in Argentina. And it's difficult to know what to expect in this first year. And also, I suppose the big question is is it too young to be turning professional at world level. And that was one of the questions is asking people to the current quickstep press launch Patrick Lefevere made the point he's such an obvious talent is they hadn't signed him. Somebody else would have done and said job to get in and sign riders. And it's their responsibility to look after him and make sure that the pressure doesn't build too much. But of course, we know that in Belgium pressure goes with the territory, doesn't it that such a history the press, you know, that always draw the comparisons. Will he be the new Eddy Merckx it starts almost before? He's turned to pedal, and I suppose watching over the Aussies. Zain the launch of a clothing range by some of his fans with gold leaf lettering and logo perhaps people getting carried away on his behalf rather than him himself. Getting carried away an interesting character because of the talent he has. But also as a child he was a very promising footballer. He was on the books and elect Belgian club and also PS from before going back to under lectern, then discovering cycling and really becoming very good at it very very quickly and almost immediately on quick steps radar. I didn't actually speak to vent oppo at the press launch. He was did a lot of TV and then kind of spirited away little bit. But I did speak to Tim the clerk who anyone who's watch the grand tours. We'll have seen to clerk on the front of the peleton for our after our one of the real world courses who chase down the breakaway. When none of the other teams want to help to set up a state win loss. Year for either VR, knee or. Area or whoever and the clerk will be one of the more mature more experienced figures, who will I guess be mentoring event Opole. So I asked him what kind of pressures are going to be on an eighteen year old nearly nineteen year old as he gets to grips with the world tour. Normally, I would say let it wait a little bit. But we also have a saying what what's what is good comes quickly. And I think he's for sure physically ready. I think to ride it, right? I think everybody can say he's an exceptional talent thing. There is no nobody place to let him develop an here on the team. I think we all. Our duty to to make to make him as a as as good as possible. So it will will take a while. But I think he for sure has has it in. There were a lot of guys that were really big talented in any youth. But I think we don't have a we have not seen such thing in a long time in Belgium. What was he doing before he was cycling? He was playing soccer. So I'm thinking was also really good. But I think he's gonna be even better in in cycling, for sure I I already said him that a lot of times that when I was eighteen for sure I was also drinking beer a lot more than I was studying..

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Turning up every day with a fresh king of the mountains jersey and another guy flowers. Pretty tough to such a such an individual event the tool to France. Or as Francois says a team sport practiced by individuals, you things ongoing wealth for you. And you'll roommates having a wonderful time. I can imagine that would be difficult. What the problem for you? I think is he is so talented and stow versatile. I mean, there aren't many writers who can win the best on the age in the style that he wanted last year, which was impressive who can just sort of say, the click of the fingers all I'm going to back into couple classics, which I haven't done for years, but you know, as a quickstep team, you know, this is not writing the classics. You know, I didn't know g too. Bad example. But you know, this is the team that will go into every single couple classic expecting to get on the podium, at least and can go to the Jiro and legitimately think of a top five finish in a way to kind of quick, you know, all we talk about how efficient winning, you know, they don't need to put a lot of energy and specific f- into one particular item like bugles when I know that others will more more likely than not deliver as well. He's you know, he's like being in a in a great Manchester. United team the past back to Alex Ferguson example, again with lefavor he's he can play a role, but he can play all sorts of roles and variety. To versatile Pap series. I'm good under the luxury as well. Maybe because he's well, he he's also let's not forget when they've had a sprinter played an absolutely key role in in leading sprinters. I remember remember and particular with Gaviria the twenty seventeen Jiro there was a stage on Sardinia. I think when the crosswinds Ingles was immense. They and then wrote a very good race overall as well. So. Yeah. Huge a huge shoes talent. What will the next few years? Look like for him. It remains seeing I and yet Naipaul my understand that average ups Lutely determined than an Ottoman to win the Toda FRANZ. We wanna ride as before he does a day. Yes. And that will here in a friend special in. I think a few weeks time today my conversation with Patrick Lefevere. He's got at least he's giving himself at least another couple of years. So toy time is running out if he wants to win the two en masse this year, my my big my big tit this Year's Eve Lumper. I think he's going to have a big year for the. Several. He's got him. All the skulls Manal. He's gonna I think he's gonna win the to Flanders. There said he's gonna win the funds as even park. We funny now when he gets in a break on stage four of the tour and gained three minutes. Well, we'll be dig it. We'll be digging this by we should wrap things up their chops. And before we go quick, congratulations to Shinui who who as we as we speak has. A new addition to the Shinui family little baby boy born this morning. So congratulations to her family, wonderful news. And we should also remind you that are friends of the podcast program. For twenty nineteen is is open for business. Thanks very much..

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"So, you know, subtle changes rather than than, you know, big big big signings this year, but Patrick Lefevere knows that having one seventy three races last year. That is a a a talk that that that pretty unlikely to match I would have thought particularly having locked phonetic via who white in quite significantly spoke to a few ride as last week. We'll play a couple of other interviews next week. I think when those particular riders kickoff Essy's in Argentina. But this week we'll hit from Byun coups who is going to ride on the couples again this season not pyro by but he will ride from only news blood through two the two of Florida's started by asking him a little bit about why the team and he has come to that decision. And then I asked him about his grand. Tour NBA ambush and having finished six in zero d'italia in two thousand and sixty eighth in two thousand seventeen he focused on the two of to France last year. And from the outside looked like everything was going, really. Well, he was seventh stage two ru by the end of the first week, which meant he was fourth overall going into the first rest day, but gradually things unraveled in the outs. He looked a little bit of time on the stage to the grown born on when his roommate Julian elevate won the stage. And then you get more legacy and really fell out of contention over that mid week, though, he did rally a bit in the final week and finished eleventh now young very thoughtful young man magnificent ask I was. Came off sees it would it was looking like a well risen love. It was it was absolutely magnificent. And I had nothing but everybody it was hard to come on the conversation, really without my eyes drifting with difficult. Isn't it? It is. Yeah. Oversea Saloth cabinet tension into and I wonder whether that. Indicative of each of his macula macula glossier shiny than a life of bread. It's kind of life of bread with a with a some kind of glaze line. Oh, no. No. Exactly, right. Yeah. As it is magnificent. But he's quite an intense character, and obviously thinks very Kathleen about before like real type. No, I think in love. It's it's solid. But he talked about how basically he wound himself into such a state of the.

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"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

04:32 min | 3 years ago

"patrick lefevere" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Indeed. So please send us your questions. Most of the questions we are about people's own nutrition. But if you wanna ask a question or even for the professionals, we can endeavour to get those questions answered well by a professional writer, so yeah, if you've got any questions at all just send them in. Now, Lionel you're in Spain last last week on early Spanish holiday for you in the south of Spain and copy at lovely copy. What did you what did you learn? Decoding comp land. Lots of things really. There's obviously been a rebranding of the team with a new sponsor coming into coning quick steps. Move back down to the the second sponsor slot, which well their association with cycling back to nine thousand nine hundred nine they were the co sponsor of the my team that Patrick Lefevere managed in one thousand nine hundred nine then they when Lefevere left and set up his own team. Quick step were the sponsor. They had a couple of years as secondary sponsor when a megaphone an ethics with title sponsor. And now that back in second slot. Patrick lefebvre's. He spent a lot of last year talking about the funding gap that he had knowing that quickstep was stepping down to the coast, bro. They still get some funding from that. The check kazillionaire. Denic Bokola, but not as significant as it has been in the past. And so they needed an additional sponsor and to Kern and came in pretty late in the day and not meant that few riders left. The team most notably under cavalier who went to you a team member basically to expensive for for current quickstep to Cape similar story with Nikki Terpstra who won the tour of Flanders lefavor would have liked to have kept him. But basically didn't have the budget to do. So when Direct Energy made an offer LeFevre said to terms or were you better take it because I don't want you to hold against me the opportunity slips boy because you any guarantees. I mean, not just be smart management. Terpstra is getting on a bit of just being the time to let him go and that a touch of the Alex Ferguson's about the favors, and that you know, he he's been there. So long running that team that you know, he's had generations of right? The the emphasis of the team is a be on winning winning the classics winning lots of stages never really gone for challenging in the grand tours may will change a little bit. With emergence of 'enrich. Massive course, a second in the well to last year, and we'll be talking the tour de France with very big personal ambitions this year that they believes he can win it on his debut, which would be a remarkable result. But they've never really had a great impact at the grand tours Lefevere's team lost match shagman who's going to one hundred grow. But the team still packed with Reuters can win an awful of experience last year. They went to seventy three races Philip show bat is still in the team. The the old man of team still harboring dreams of winning old of the monuments. Not sure how realistic that is. But for the couple classics if you're bad eve Lampe who won two of London. The last two years that set an XT. Of course, and Bob young who's will be having a go at the couple kasichs for the first time in this team's colors, laced them for the sprint cycle. Elliott Viana who already off them mall they season and Scotland's finest Alvarado and for the Auden, and I guess the the front shooting elephants. And and that's you know, out of it. He's going to win the tool, but he's certainly being French get some publicity. He's state winning potential and between you and Allah Philly like a presence in in the classics. Well, they really go all the bases covered. The on the management front a little bit of a region because I have to plug the hole will be left by Braun home. Who isn't quite retiring. But stepping back significantly gather around about fifty rice dice sports direct to this year, but most likely won't do any of the grand tour. So I understand given bone Belgian. Who? The two so the rider, but he will be in the team at the tour de France..

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